Overview of the differences in competencies between Nurses prepared at the associate degree level versus the baccalaureate degree level in nursing

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ADN nurses are educated to provide nursing care to persons with similar health issues in a structured environment. BSN nurses are educated to engage in independent thinking and provide nursing care to persons with complex and differing health issues within a variety of settings, including the community. Other responsibilities of BSN nurses is to develop researched based care protocols, assume nursing management positions, and coordinate care for persons with complex interactive health care needs.

A Side by Side Comparison of ADN and BSN Competencies

|ADN - Prepared Nurses |BSN - Prepared Nurses |

|Provide direct care to individual clients with common, well-defined |Provide direct care to clients with many different nursing diagnoses |

|nursing diagnoses while considering clients' familial relationships. |using nursing process to define individualized and complex interactive|

| |nursing diagnoses while considering the client relationships within |

| |family and community. |

|Practice within a structured setting that is a geographic or |Practice within structured or non-structured settings for families, |

|situational environment where policies, procedures and protocols |groups, aggregates, and communities. The lack of formalized policies |

|provide provisions for health care. |and protocols necessitates the use of independent nursing decisions. |

|Use basic therapeutic communication skills with a focal client group |Use complex communication skills with clients, collaborate with other |

|and coordinate efforts with other health team members to meet |health team members, and assume accountable charge role for client |

|client-focused needs. |care in a variety of settings. |

|Recognize the focal client's need for information and modify |Assess client information needs and design individualized client |

|standardized teaching plans. |teaching plans. |

|Acknowledge that nursing research influences nursing practice and |Collaborate with nursing researchers to incorporate nursing research |

|assist in standardized data collection procedures. |findings into nursing practice. Develop nursing based research |

| |protocols. |

|Organize client care aspects for which the nurse is responsible. |Manage comprehensive client care for clients for whom the charge nurse|

| |is responsible. |

|Maintain accountability for own practice and aspects of care delegated|Maintain accountability for own practice and aspects of care delegated|

|to peers,…[continue]



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